David Cox is a partner in the firm's Litigation Department, focusing his practice on complex commercial litigation, the preservation and recovery of insurance-related assets for policyholders, and cyber-security/ data privacy risk management. He has experience representing manufacturers, government contractors, professional services companies, numerous banks and other financial institutions, investment companies, trade associations, and non-profits, in connection with civil actions, arbitrations, mediations, negotiations and counseling involving a wide range of commercial risks, including cyber-liability and data breach, product liability and recall, catastrophic property and business interruption, directors’ and officers’ liability, professional errors and omissions, copyright and trademark infringement, defamation, construction claims, theft and fraud, and environmental liabilities. Mr. Cox also has experience defending clients in complex financial services litigation, and has experience in consulting on complex e-discovery issues.

Mr. Cox has also committed many hours to representation of pro bono clients. In 2010-2011, and again in 2013, he was part of a team of firm attorneys who developed a series of webinars with the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program’s Community Economic Development (CED) Project, on risk management and insurance matters, focused on issues faced by non-profit organizations. The firm was honored as the co-recipient of the D.C. Bar’s 2011 Frederick B. Abramson Award for its work on this project.

Mr. Cox has been recognized as a 2014, 2015 and 2016 Washington, D.C. "Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers magazine. Mr. Cox is currently Co-Chair of the Cyber/Intellectual Property Subcommittee of the ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee.

Professional & Community Activities

District of Columbia Bar Association, Member

American Bar Association
     Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section - Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, Cyber & IP Sub-committee Chair
     Litigation Section, Member

International Association of Privacy Professionals, Member

North Carolina Law Review, Former Member


  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, J.D. (2002)
    with honors
  • Appalachian State University, B.S. (1994)
    cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • North Carolina

Who We Are

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Washington, DC, 20005-2018
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David L. Cox

Experience Highlights

Insurance coverage litigation for holding company, directors, and officers of failed bank under FDIC receivership
Represented and successfully settled insurance coverage litigation for certain former directors and officers of a failed bank, and the bank’s holding more
Insurance coverage litigation for a government contractor regarding losses resulting from Hurricane Katrina
The firm represented a government contractor in litigation, successfully settled, regarding coverage for catastrophic property damage and business more
Insurance litigation for recognized leader in apartment operations
Represent recognized leader in apartment operations regarding construction-related liabilities and losses. more
Insurance coverage litigation for manufacturer and distributor of chemicals and plastics
Represented manufacturer and distributor of chemicals and plastics in coverage litigation regarding asbestos, environmental, and toxic tort more